Invaluable?

The father of economics lived with his mother. She took care of him for his entire life.  Yet he never thought to value her work to clean the house, cook his food or care for him. In 1776, Adam Smith wrote the words that shaped our modern understanding of economics in his book ‘The WealthContinue reading “Invaluable?”

Pretty Useless

Why is fragility so valued in women?  Is it simply that helpless dependence makes men feel stronger and more powerful, reinforcing their role as leaders and providers in society?  We learn what is expected of us from toys, books, games and television, what we see in the media, and every social interaction.  In the taleContinue reading “Pretty Useless”

Burnt at the Stake

Recently I read that in the late 19th century, the suffragette Matilda Gage suggested that the persecution of witches had nothing to do with fighting evil or resisting the devil. It was simply entrenched social misogyny, the goal of which was to repress the intellect and influence of women.  Considering the origin of the wordContinue reading “Burnt at the Stake”

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